Afghanistan is located in beetween th Midlel East and Asia.
There are many ancient ruins beacuse they say that the first people in the world lived in Afghanistan.
There is the ''city of sights'', people had to climb a lage cliff to get to it, but now it is just ruins, and is huge!
There are also many other ruins and some are just huge piles of stones and are very big.
They are also trying to get rid of land mines, there is an estimate of 5 to 7 million land mines in Afghanistan and in 2001 600 to 700 people were killed a month beacause of land mines, now only 80 to 100 are killed a month but I think it is still too many!
There is approximately 28,853,000 people in afghanistan but many have left as refugees. Afghanistan is made up of deserts, forests, lakes and montains, wich many farmers have farmed land.
Many farmers are now growing poppies even though it is illegal, it is illegal beacause poppies are so easy to grow because they need very little water and they make illegal drugs and legal drugs, then the farmers sell them to the gouverment and the gouverment sells them to other contries.
There is less food gowing around beacause of this.
Today other countries and the governement of Afghanistan are trying to turn their poppy fileds into food crops.
When the taliben were in power all women lost their rights, they could not work, they could not go to shool, they could not show their faces and they were forced to wear a burka, witch is a net that covers their face and body, There were several punishments given to whoever disobeyed the taliban.
There are many animals in Afghanistan, such as snow leopards, it is an endangered specie and there are only 100 to 200 left in Afghaistan, they are very difficult to count because they live high in the montains and hide from people.
Maquas are a type of monkey, some people keep maquaus as pets!
Like snow leopards, the morco polo sheep in Afghanistan are endangered because thay are hunted for their horns wich can grow up to 5.3 cm long and are also hunted for their white fur.
Afghanistan is also home to the siberian tiger, it eats enough meat to fill 600 humbergers each day! the sibirian tiger is also the largest member of the cat family, not the lion.
I think Afghanistan has many interesting animals and I hope they do not become extinct.
Posted by 24984 on 1/18/07; 1:30:52 PM
from the Nicola dept.